These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

28th
May 2016
bitgrower
@bitgrower
May 28 2016 00:56
@evaristoc -- I can understand your approach to FCC certification ... my background is in low level stuff ... not a big "design" person (though I do know a few things about it ... now data ... data mining, analytics, predictive analytics, machine learning ... that definitely gets my pulse racing ... :)
Gayathry Dasika
@gayathry2612
May 28 2016 05:12
Hi everyone ! I came across these tutorials on github from Harvard CS109 for Data Science. Check it out here. https://github.com/cs109/2015
@jacobbogers : I lost that chatroom link of yours. Can you please reshare ? :)
Koustuv Sinha
@koustuvsinha
May 28 2016 05:59
@gayathry2612 awesome share! :+1:
Sam Aiken
@SamAI-Software
May 28 2016 07:45
@ilkurtovi hey hey! Are you planning to do any visualizations?
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 09:19
@gayathry2612 thanks for sharing!
CamperBot
@camperbot
May 28 2016 09:19
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 09:29

@bitgrower thanks! the idea is trying to make this room a point of encounter between people with different skills to work on data-driven projects. If this would have been a room about Gaming I would have suggested the same: people with front-end skills and others with back-end skills trying projects together. That's ideally my proposal.

I think we need some dedicated canonical projects for practices though. No compulsory at the moment. I have also been working on a "curriculum" based on the contributions suggested in this room. I will let you all know when ready.

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May 28 2016 09:29
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 11:09

People

NEW PROJECT? Geo-SPA using openlayers

@emilaasa and me have been discussing a project where we can make good use of the openlayers library. The data should be geo-related and the purpose is to create a sort of API where you can use the front end. @emilaasa suggests a project like this:

I think an ideal use case for a map based SPA would be something where the user has access to a few data layers, maybe can easily design queries directly from the interface, and get a nice, useful output from the map view.

We found that FCC might not produce data with those characteristics.

WE ARE DISCUSSING IDEAS and POSSIBLY ASSEMBLING A SMALL TEAM TO HELP THE PROJECT

OBSERVATION: the project is by @amilaasa: he will reserve the right to accept those proposals or rather going by himself so this is just for DISCUSSION OF PROPOSALS FIRST

evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 11:21

@emilaasa:
Other idea: last Thursday I attended a meetup about Data Science. Some people that I know were working on getting data from meetup.com in order to evaluate the progress of Technology-related meetups in several cities. They are working this project in partnership with a marketing company in order to suggest what they called a "Technology Radar".

The scope of their project was broad, so it is very data-intensive (actually, the people I know are part of a Big Data company). I would suggest to peak a topic with a more specific scope, and show a "Radar" for that. For example: all meetups related to JavaScript. Or meetups related to Climate Change.

Evaluating the meetup-related activity could give an idea about the intensity at which the topic is gaining the interest of the people who leave at those cities/countries.

We can explore that from a geographical point of view....
If we could also get additional information about, for example, the expected effects of climate change in some regions/cities and overlap that on the map, and see if there is a visible geographical correlation between the threats and the amount of activity around the topic... that could be even more interesting...
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 12:04

@emilaasa
Sorry about this sentence:

Evaluating the meetup-related activity could give an idea about the intensity at which the topic is gaining the interest of the people who leave at those cities/countries.

I wanted to say:

Meetup-related activity could help measuring the interest that residents have on organising around certain topics.

evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 28 2016 13:03

@emilaasa


By the way...

Did you know that...? The most popular trends for meetups, even in SF, is not WEB DEVELOPMENT as it seemed to come out from the last surveys (including stackoverflow...) but DATA SCIENCE and ENTREPRENEURSHIP/BUSINESS.

It is difficult to say which one is the right trend... I would say both measured different interest group or even different interest from members of an specific group, suggesting biases in both cases... Also, it is about the role of the platform. For example: stackoverflow is a place to talk about "ISSUES" with a technology. It is possible that the larger number of questions about JS is because there are more issues with JS than with python? Also, how many people can you expect to ask questions in stackoverflow about distributed programming? This is a elite-kind of question that you ask to someone you know directly. So the bias is huge. Didn't mention that before because unfortunately there was no audience to discuss this topic... But then don't complain when someone try to lie you with "statistics".... :)

Emil Aasa
@emilaasa
May 28 2016 18:14
@evaristoc Interesting!
Jacob Bogers
@jacobbogers
May 28 2016 19:38
Hi @emilaasa I know this is not a ds question, but are there many ppl doing non-profit projects already?